This is a list of all APPCIOS members, Associate, Senior Associate and Full.

This page is open to the public and is intended to facilitate ongoing contact between all APPCIOS members and between them and the wider community.

Please note that only APPCIOS full members who are also members of the British Psychoanalytic Council are accredited to work as APPCIOS therapists. A register of these members can be found on our website

Brief biographical statements of our members are provided below. As members supply us with their details, we will add them to this page. If you are listed below and would like your email address and/or telephone number(s) to be added, please let us know at

  • Christina Aldis
  • Senior Associate APPCIOS member
  • Essex

I have worked in education for 15 years and it was here that I met many young vulnerable children. My wish to help them and to nurture them developed into a need to understand what drives their behaviour. I decided to study for a degree in Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations and achieved a B.A. (Hons). I am currently studying for a Masters Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling at the University of Essex with my work placement in a local secondary school. I hope to develop into a full-time Children’s Psychodynamic Counsellor in the near future.

  • Kate Alexander
  • Full APPCIOS Member
  • Brighton

I qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2002 and worked for fourteen years in a family assessment service where I specialised in infant mental health and families with 0-2’s. I currently work in a Perinatal Mental Team, where I am the lead clinician for a parent-infant psychological treatment service. I have recently trained in parent-infant psychotherapy, having also completed previous training in psychotherapy (D58) and the introductory year of Group Analysis. I am a member of the IAPT 0-5’s curriculum committee with special responsibility for parental mental health, and I am a founder member of a perinatal research group at C-SWIR, University of Sussex.

  • Mark Argent
  • Associate APPCIOS Member
  • Cambridge

I’ve been working in the interface between group relations and spirituality.

Spirituality/spiritual direction work includes eight years full-time retreat-giving (with psychoanalytic supervision) in a retreat centre, and lots of retreats and workshops elsewhere. I am an elder in the United Reformed Church, but I have worked in a range of denominational contexts, and owe a lot to experiences of other faiths in South East Asia.

Group relations activities include a range of group relations conferences, leading into organisational consultancy. I’m in the process of becoming an Associate of the Tavistock Institute, and in that connection engaging with their links with spirituality.

I’ve written various papers on group relations and spirituality, and am currently putting together a book on psychodynamics and Ignatian spirituality.

I am a member of the International Society for Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations.

  • Tiziana Baisini
  • Full APPCIOS member (BPC accredited)
  • London

I trained in Italy as Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and as Group Analyst. I now live and work in London both in private practice and in the NHS (Tavistock and Portman Foundation Trust – The City and Hackney PCPCS; Camden and Islington Foundation Trust – Islington Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service).

I am trainer and supervisor in a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training School in Italy. I’m interested in individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy, in short term group analytic psychotherapy and in organisational analysis.

  • Elizabeth Beal-Collins
  • Senior Associate APPCIOS member
  • Essex

My training includes an open BSc from the Open University including Criminology, Psychology and Child Development, a BA in Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Communications from the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex and my current study at the Tavistock Clinic where I am in the 2nd year of my MA in Working with Children, Young People & Families: a Psychoanalytic Observational Approach.

 I am currently working at a short stay school for children who have been excluded or who have self-excluded from mainstream school, as Student Support and Well-being Practitioner. My previous experience includes Assessment Team Leader at a residential BESD school, Compliance and Audit Advisor and Training Manager at a Nursing and Social Care Agency, and work within the NHS Learning Disabilities Service for adults with complex needs. I have also worked for the Samaritans and Victim Support and have spent many years as an agency worker in a wide variety of adult and children’s services.

My areas of interest are: Autism; Adolescence; Social care provision; Tuberous Sclerosis; The family, school, child triad.

  • Ms.  Judith Brearley
  • Full APPCIOS member 
  •  Edinburgh

I trained initially in medical social work, and worked in adult and children’s hospitals and with GPs. I then lectured in Social Work at Edinburgh University for twenty years. I had completed training as an Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations in 1979. A special interest in psychoanalytically informed institutional processes and group relations led to private practice as an Organisational Consultant. I also enjoy supervising, writing, and working alongside Child Psychotherapist colleagues on a Diploma/MSc in Therapeutic Skills with Children and Young People.

  • Andrew Briggs Ph.D, M.Psych.Psych. MACP
  • Full APPCIOS member
  • London

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist.  Organisational Consultant. Trust Head of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. Special interest in adopted and fostered children and young people (and associated multi-agency work and organisational consultation).

  • Ms Siobhan Bryant
  • Full APPCIOS member 
  • Middlesex

I am a senior mental health nurse, working mainly with Adolescent patients in a Camhs service South Camden, London. My therapeutic training  and development of psycho-social nursing practice began at The Cassel Hospital.  Over a period of thirteen years I worked on the families unit, adult and adolescent unit at The Cassel.  Central to my clinical work is the development of a therapeutic relationship. The experience of being a staff member at The Cassel has been invaluable in helping me to understand the complexities  of emotional disturbances. Increasingly I have found myself reflecting upon the difficulties and challenges within the different layers of organisation within mental health trusts, and the wider NHS. I am sure I echo many other clinicians when I say that it is a very difficult time to work as a mental health practitioner in the NHS. Nevertheless I can still experience the clinical work as both rewarding and fascinating.

  • Gemma Burton
  • Associate APPCIOS member
  • Essex

Studied Therapeutic Communications and Therapeutic Organisations at The University of Essex.

  • Lynne Cairns
  • Senior Associate APPCIOS member
  • Dundee

After qualifying in Social Work in 2000 I worked in residential childcare – both in a secure facility for young people and then unit for under twelves. For the past nine years I have been a Senior Practitioner for Barnardo’s in a service for children young people, and their families, who have experienced abuse and/or present problematic or harmful sexual behaviour. I am currently in my final year of an MSc with Human Development Scotland in Psychoanalytic Observation and Reflective Practice. I find psychoanalytically informed concepts hugely illuminating and have a particular interest in the more invisible dynamics of anxiety within institutions particularly social work.

  • Jenny Carter
  • Full APPCIOS member
  • Oxford

I have spent most of my working life in therapeutic communities for children – for the Peper Harow Foundation which later became Childhood First. Latterly this work focussed on evaluating outcomes but it included training, research and senior management as well as being a keyworker, and setting up a small residential facility. My passion is good residential care for children and ensuring staff are supported to be thoughtful in their task. I am currently a supervising social worker very much engaged in developing APPCIOS.

  • Alessandra Cavalli (PhD)
  • Full APPCIOS Member
  • London

I am currently working in private practise with children, adolescents and adults as a Jungian psychoanalysts.

  • Moni Celebi
  • Full APPCIOS member
  • South Bucks

Over the last 15 years I have specialised working with groups of parents and young babies ideally starting from pregnancy. I use an adjusted form of Video Interaction Guidance together with the Watch Wait Wonder approach.

I have developed training for parent infant group facilitators, where I use Video Enhanced Reflective Practice to promote an understanding of attunement and mentalization via experiential and as well as cognitive learning.

  • Phil Coombs
  • Associate APPCIOS member
  • Sheffield

I am a secondary Inclusion / SEN teacher working in a mainstream academy school. A former Head of department for children with learning disabilities I am primarily interested in working with children who present with non-normative needs, – the “under the radar” kids. A trained social worker. I am responsible for child protection and safeguarding in the school.

 My special interests are primarily in helping children with mental health conditions, SEN&D and inclusion.

 As a part–time university lecturer in the Centre for Educational studies at Hull University I am interested in applying psychoanalytical approaches to education. My research interests are in pathological defences in childhood and the use of social defences within organisations. I am currently completing a doctorate in psychology within Children, Schools and Families through the University of Sheffield.

  • Christine Daniel
  • Full APPCIOS member (BPC accredited)
  • West Sussex

My core training is as a Registered Nurse, further to which I trained as a counsellor, and then qualified as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I currently work as a Principal Psychotherapist in an NHS Assessment and Treatment Centre (secondary care) with a special interest in Complex Trauma.

  • Lisa Elvish
  • Senior Associate APPCIOS member
  • Ipswich

I started my career working with children 20 years ago in preschools and nurseries. I was a class teacher and SENCO at Soaring High Montessori School, in Coggeshall Essex, for 7 years.  I began my 3-year degree studying Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations (TCTO) in September 2012 at The University of Essex. During my 2nd year I joined the   occupational therapy team at the St. Aubyn Centre in Colchester which is a residential psychiatric unit for adolescents. I graduated in July 2015 and now work full time as the SENCO at The Meadows Montessori Primary School, based in Ipswich Suffolk.

Qualifications: Foundation Montessori Certificate; Diploma in Pre-school practice; Level 4 Dyslexic Identification Certificate; BA Hons Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations

  • Rachael Entwistle-Davies
  • Associate APPCIOS Member
  • Carmarthen

A mental health mentor in Higher Education.

  • Jane Eustace
  • Full APPCIOS member
  • Reading
  • Phil Faulkner
  • Full APPCIOS member (BPC accredited)
  • Northamptonshire

I trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychodynamic organisational therapy at Thornby Hall Therapeutic Community in Northamptonshire, which specialises in integrated group psychotherapy. I worked at Thornby for 21 years and held the position of Community Director for three and a half years. I am currently the Deputy Director at The Shires School in Rutland, a specialist provision for children and young adults with autism and associated conditions.

  • Daniela Ferrario
  • Senior Associate APPCIOS member
  • Bromley

Independent social worker with background in children safeguarding, currently studying for MA in Psychodynamics of Human Development with view of training as child and adolescent psychotherapist.

  • Rosalind Field BA MSc UKCP
  • Full APPCIOS member
  • East Sussex

I trained at The Minster Centre in Integrative Psychotherapy with a special focus on psychoanalytic theory.  I have worked as a psychotherapist and supervisor in various organisations since qualifying over 20 years ago.  Subsequently I trained at The Anna Freud Centre as a psychoanalytic Parent Infant Psychotherapist.  Currently I work privately as an Adult Psychotherapist and a Parent Infant Psychotherapist.

  • John Gabell
  • Associate APPCIOS member
  • Rochford, Essex

I am currently the registered manager of a therapeutic children’s home and have been working in residential care for 12 years. Following the completion of the TCTO degree I have since completed a level 5 CACHE diploma in leadership and management for children and young people in health and social care. I am now currently working towards another CACHE level 5 in diploma at the same level but for adult care.

  • Alice Hartmann
  • Senior Associate APPCIOS member
  • Brighton

I trained at The Minster Centre where I obtained an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (M.A equivalent). UKCP registered. I co-facilitated a self-harm group between 2011-2013. I work privately in either English or French. My interest is in relational trauma in infancy and in facilitating the integration of body-mind awareness as an integral part of the therapeutic relationship.

  • Joan Herrmann
  • Full APPCIOS member (BPC accredited)
  • East Lothian

Retired as Head of Service Child Psychotherapy, Glasgow NHS end 2010. In private practice, working with children, adolescents and young adults, parent consultations, supervision and consultation to organizations re Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

  • Jackie Horsburgh BA (Hons) Psych
  • Senior Associate APPCIOS member
  • Edinburgh

I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, based in Edinburgh, specialising in relationships and working with individuals and couples. I am also a DIT practitioner. Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy works with anxiety and depression over a 16 week period. It is the only NICE approved psychodynamic psychological therapy for the treatment of depression in the NHS, a model developed by the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust.

Following completion of my Psychology Degree I was drawn to working as a counsellor and took up further training, initially following an integrative model and then completing a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.

I have gained the skills to work with couples having undertaken training and worked with many couples over the years. I am a Registered Counsellor with Relationships Scotland.

I am accredited by BACP and BPC (for DIT).

  • Jason Hughes
  • Full APPCIOS member (BPC accredited)
  • Leicestershire

Psychodynamic Counsellor at The River Counselling Service, Counsellor at University of Leicester, Psychodynamic Organisational Therapist with APPCIOS.

I trained as a counsellor at Leicester University following eleven years working at Thornby Hall as a residential therapeutic worker, the final two years as a team leader.

I have recently worked with young people in schools, colleges, and youth clubs as a counsellor, and also consulted to a children’s care home company.  I currently run on-line personal development groups for distance learners, as well as teach trainee counsellors in subjects such as working with young people, and working in groups.

  • Whitney Iles
  • Senior Associate APPCIOS member
  • Surrey

Whitney is the CEO of Project 507 Limited, a social enterprise that was established to change systemic conditions that generate violence by developing innovative solutions to create positive peace.  She has over thirteen years experience as a frontline practitioner in the serious youth violence sector and works from a trauma-informed perspective. For the last four years she has been working closely with a clinical consultant to bring together frontline grassroots work and psychotherapy to create a contained, psychoanalytic and reflective version of youth work.

  • Dr Sebastian Kraemer FRCP FRCPsych FRCPCH
  • Full APPCIOS member (BPC accredited); APPCIOS Trustee
  • London

I studied philosophy at UCL in the 1960s then went into medicine and paediatrics, followed by psychiatry. I have been an NHS Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist since 1980 both at the Tavistock Clinic and in the paediatric department at the Whittington Hospital, London. The Tavistock Clinic – from which I retired in 2003 – is my alma mater, where I learned the power and value of a circle of chairs where colleagues can both teach and learn from each other. I continue to practice part time at the front line in paediatric liaison working with staff, patients and their families, and elsewhere in work discussion with staff groups in a variety of public service settings.

  • Susan Maciver
  • Full  APPCIOS member (BPC accredited)
  • Fife

I trained originally as an English teacher over thirty years ago and had a long career in Edinburgh secondary schools, very involved in pastoral care and latterly in school counselling. I trained as a psychodynamic counsellor at The Scottish Institute of Human relations in the early 80’s and was one of the early students on Therapeutic Skills with Children and Young people in the late 80’s. I have worked in a number of SIHR projects since that time. Currently I am a member of the Adult Counselling team and the Children and Young People’s team at Human Development Scotland, the new organisation which has replaced SIHR. I am particularly interested in supervision of children and young people’s workers and counsellors, training for those who work with adolescents and consultancy to young people’s organisations.

  • Lizwe Makombe
  • Associate APPCIOS Member
  • Essex

I am currently in education at the University of Essex completing the final year of my degree in Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations with Children and Adolescents.  This is a Psychodynamic course which looks at emotional aspects of working with troubled and challenging children and adolescents.  The course offers a deeper understanding of children and young people with educational, social, emotional and behavioural needs using a range of key perspectives to explore the roots of their difficulties and the demands of working with them.

My present occupation is senior residential worker in a privately owned children’s home that caters for young people aged between eleven and eighteen with emotional behavioural difficulties.   In my role I support the young people in every aspect of their development on a day to day basis, providing them with therapeutic emotional support, either on a one to one basis or in group activities.  Supporting the families and carers of the young people is another key area of responsibility.  I also work alongside many different agencies and professionals to deliver a stable support network for the young people.  In my senior role I am also responsible for giving supervision to my colleagues.

 I am interested in and am working towards becoming a therapist/counsellor.  I also intend to complete the MA following the BA.

  • Veronica Mastrangelo
  • Full APPCIOS member
  • Northampton

I am a Child Psychologist and Psychotherapist. I had a Bachelor Psychology on March 2006 at the LUMSA University in Rome, and I had a Master in Clinical Psychology on the April 2009 at the same University. I trained as Psychotherapist in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents at the Isteba Institute in Rome, under the influence of Gaddini‘s thoughts, linked to the work of Donald W. Winnicott.

I have years of experience in working with children of all ages both in the public mental health service, in residential care and in private practice. After my Degree and Masters, I was appointed a Juvenile Guardian at the Juvenile Court of Rome with the duty of supporting, representing and safeguarding children entrusted to social services and those declared ready for adoption. I am presently working as Lead Chartered Psychologist in therapeutic communities.

  • Judith McCartney
  • Senior Associate APPCIOS member
  • Lancashire

I initially trained as a registered nurse working in a secure hospital in the 1980’s and 1990’s. I have managed settings for people with learning difficulties and superimposed mental health conditions. Since the beginning of 2000, I have worked as a Registered Manager in residential special schools that cared for young people with attachment, trauma and mental health conditions. I currently manage a residential school for young people with autism and I am responsible for a large staff team which comprises of care staff, middle managers and therapists. Having recently completed my MA with the Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy in Leeds, I am interested in organisational dynamics and the relationship between the social and personal defences against anxiety that exist within institutions.

  • Susanne McGarry, M.A. Psych. Obs. Studies; B.Ed.
  • Full APPCIOS member 
  • Tyne and Wear

Qualifying as a Teacher of Art and Design, I began my professional life working in secondary schools in areas of multiple social deprivation across the North East, before spending some time as Schools Advisor for children with Emotional/Behavioural Difficulties.

I joined Foster Care Associates, a national fostering organisation in 2002 and completed the M.A. in Obs. Psych. Studies in 2006. I am currently employed as Therapy Lead within the organisation, working with the systems around the looked-after child.

  • Marilyn Miller
  • Full APPCIOS member (BPC accredited)
  • Telford

I am in private practice in Shropshire, working with adults, and am also professionally active as a governor of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

I trained on the first intake of M1: the training in adult psychotherapy in the adult department of the Tavistock Clinic. This training then covered intensive (3x plus), brief (David Malan, Marital (I ran this unit in the ’80s), group and applied (groups and organisations). Since that time, I have worked at senior, management and policy-making level in the UK and USA and have published a good few items. I worked in General Practice, running the counselling service at the Marylebone Health Centre for 12 years and developed and led various MAs at the University of Westminster during the Thatcher years. I was then working with Patrick Pietroni, my former partner.

For pleasure, now, I am involved in riding dressage with one of my three horses competitively and hacking out in the beautiful countryside of Shropshire as previously in France. I also study and teach about language origins and development and its usage in literature, using the work of Bion, Kristeva and Bakhtin to explore the texts of T.S.Eliot and others (my academic area). On the visual side, I am interested in the same themes in architecture: primal beginnings to finished material product. I learn, teach and write creatively on these themes.

I suppose it could be summed up as having an interest in how people find a voice for what they want and need to say, in the places they need and want to say it, and using a method that works for them but is socially viable.

Observational study, reading key texts, and group relations training have always been my preferred methods of learning.

  • Tafireyi Mutema
  • Senior Associate APPCIOS member
  • Essex

University of Essex BA (Hon) (TCTO) Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations 2015. Subject area covered includes:

Psychodynamic approaches; Child development; Attachment theory; Developing communicative and therapeutic techniques for working with groups and one to one; Systemic and organisational dynamics and the capacity to influence staff discussions around therapeutic delivery of service; Considering individual, group and organisational interventions with anti-social, hard-to-reach and violent children, adolescents and adults; Applying therapeutic techniques in planning individual work and service delivery; Applying principles of transference and counter transference within educational, mental health and social care settings (to mention a few).

Of interest was my long essay (dissertation) which led to a research on the emotional relationships/ connections with families that are managed/ supported from a distance. (The impact of distance parenting of Zimbabwean children living in the UK: A study of Zimbabwean Children living in Southend-On-Sea.) The study/ research aimed at assessing the impact caused by distant parenting and to establish the damage caused to children whose parents have settled in the United Kingdom and later reunited with their children after a period of time. I still have an inkling that this is a worldwide subject considering how people all over the world are getting displaced due to war, economic and educational reasons.

I am currently an Assistant Manager at a Young Adults (16-26) residential setting. I find it a pleasure and satisfying working with the individuals in trying to give them what they possibly missed out on as they developed while promoting their independence.

Above all I have a particular interest in football. (Premier/ Champions League).

  • Lisa Parker
  • Senior Associate APPCIOS member
  • Essex

After working in primary mainstream school for ten years offering pastoral support, I graduated from The Centre of Psychoanalytic Studies at The University of Essex. After my graduation I wanted to work with young people with additional needs. I spent the next three years bringing a therapeutic approach within an outstanding Special School. The concept behind the therapeutic initiative was bringing a parallel method which could be delivered to the young person and the family. Having everyone working collaboratively and using the same approach in home and school showed significant improvements that remained constant. The approach is now used in the wider community using charity organisations to continue the success and I remain a part of it.

However, I now work for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Essex as a Mental Health Practitioner and the lead for Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Additional Needs. I have been in post for two years and am presently part of the recommissioning of the Mental Health Services to North East London Foundation Trust.

  • Michelle Pothier
  • Senior Associate APPCIOS member
  • Suffolk

Hello! My name is Michelle and my original training was in Early Childhood Education, with a focus on home visiting families with young children who have additional needs, in the United States.  I later completed a post-graduate certificate in Infant Mental Health, and since that time have focused much of my work on early relationship support.  Most recently, I have been employed by a children’s centre in Suffolk, providing early relationship support through the use of Video Interaction Guidance and in conjunction with the services offered by the Perinatal Infant Mental Health Service.  I’m hoping to further explore ways in which to use my current knowledge and qualifications (which are from the United States) here in the UK, and to expand my skills in the area of Early Relationship Support.

  • Pamela Pringle
  • Senior Associate APPCIOS member 
  • Kent

Registered nurse – adult and mental health, working in mental health nurse education, honorary contract – group psychotherapist with older people.

  • Tammy Ratoff
  • Full APPCIOS member (BPC accredited)
  • Shropshire

I originally trained as a psychiatric social worker and then as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist registered with BPC. After that I completed an MA at the Tavistock Centre ‘Consultation and the Organisation – Psychoanalytic Approaches’ and subsequently became a tutor on that same course.

I have recently retired from clinical work but would still like to offer my skill and experience in furthering the psychoanalytic project – by making this way of thinking more accessible more widely and to contribute to the development of the next generation.

I am interested in how unconscious processes impact the individual, the group, the organisation and society itself.

  • Mrs Renee Louise Richards
  • Senior Associate APPCIOS member 
  • Suffolk

I currently work with challenging students within a mainstream secondary school.

Completed a B.A. Honours Degree in Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations at Essex University.

Currently work 1:1 with students to improve their behaviour and attendance in school.

  • Tom Russ
  • Senior Associate APPCIOS member
  • Edinburgh

I trained in medicine and psychiatry in Edinburgh, the Highlands, and London (including six months at the Tavistock clinic) and undertook doctoral research training at the University of Edinburgh. I am currently an intermediate clinical fellow supported by Alzheimer Scotland and an honorary consultant psychiatrist in NHS Lothian. My clinical work involves seeing patients at a memory clinic and interpersonal therapy with older adults. I am a member of the Human Development Scotland group ‘Working with older people’ and am particularly interested in the psychodynamics of later life. My research investigates environmental risk factors for dementia through examining geographical variation in dementia rates.

  • Jenny Sprince 
  • Full APPCIOS member (BPC accredited)
  • London

I trained as a child psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, and worked as a trainee psychotherapist in a boarding school for Emotionally and Behaviourally Disturbed adolescent boys. I realised I needed to understand and work with the organisation if I was going to be able to help them, and found my way to group relations and organisational training. I am Clinical Director of Placement Support, a small company offering therapeutic interventions to looked after and adopted children, their families, carers, and the professional networks and organisations around them. I am a Founding Member of APPCIOS and Chair of the Management Committee.

  • Dr Brent Thompson, D.Clin.Psych
  • Senior Associate APPCIOS member
  • Belfast

I currently practice as a Clinical Psychologist and work in the area of adult mental health. I work in both NHS and private settings. I am currently doing further training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I have interests in Reflective Practice Groups for staff, Organizational Dynamics, Evidence and Efficacy of Psychotherapies, Sexuality and Therapist Countertransference.

  • Patrick Tomlinson
  • Full APPCIOS member 

Consultant and Director, Patrick Tomlinson Associates

  • Mark Waddington
  • Full APPCIOS member
  • Leicestershire

Mark Waddington consults with leadership & staff teams to develop practice, quality, & outcomes for residential childcare services.

  • Diane Wells
  • Full APPCIOS member 
  • Somerset

My career started in general nursing. I became interested and often troubled by the relationships that I experienced and observed. As student nurses and when trained we talked a great deal with one another about how we experienced people; but had no idea what to do with these experiences/feelings. I completed university diplomas in social studies, nursing and education but the psychology and sociology in these courses did not really engage with my experience. When I was introduced to the Cassel Hospital I found that the study of relationships there made so much sense. I worked there for eight years as a nurse and nurse tutor.

Since leaving the Cassel Hospital I have drawn upon the psychodynamic understanding, methods and styles in education for health and social care. I have developed a particular interest in psychosocial care for older people. I was one of four ex-Cassel nurses who edited ‘Face to Face with Distress’ Barnes, et al. My chapter on ‘Biographical Work with Older People’ appears there.

  • Alison Wragg MA, MSc, MBACP, BA (Hons), DipCOT.
  • Full  APPCIOS member (BPC accredited)
  • London

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Associate Member of OPUS

Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

British Association of Occupational Therapists

  • Dr Anne-Marie Wright
  • Full APPCIOS Member
  • Chester

I am a former school teacher and university lecturer. I work as a psychodynamic organisational therapist offering support to professionals working with children whose behaviour creates disruption in organisations. I have worked with teachers, social workers, police and foster carers. I offer supervision to teams and individuals who are affected by children’s challenges and projections.